Date Joined: September 25, 2022
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: November 3, 1975
Country: United States
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First off: please message me if a swap you are waiting for has not arrived! the postal service is doing their best, but I'm still seeing quite a few delays and undelivered mail. I am happy to send out new stuff/replacements ASAP, as long as you let me know!
47yrs old Christian woman, married to the man of her dreams (literally met on a blind date), and the mother of 2 wonderful sons, ages 22 and 17. Only have the 17yr old left at home, but that is enough. We just started driving, ugh!! We have 3 dogs - Mr. Poe who is a 6yr old chiweenie. Katie who is an 8yr old chihuahua terroir mix. And last but not least, our gentle giant, Dobbie (named after the house elf on Harry Potter) who is a 20yr old wire haired terroir mix. I'm a stay at home mom, but that doesn't mean I stay at home! LOL! I volunteer at my local church every Tuesday for the food pantry ministry. I am also the Programs Manager for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health). I coordinate and lead support groups, education classes, set up informational tables at local events (to help spread the word about mental health awareness), and many other duties. Between these two projects, my personal health appts, and keeping up with the house - I am one busy momma!! I live for the call of the weekend when I do most of my crafting and swapping.
I thoroughly enjoy country and christain music. I can tolerate most anything else except opera and classical. My youngest listens to rap and that gets a little rough to handle sometimes, especially with the language and all. That's when I tell him to put the ear buds in!! Favorite artists would have to be Garth Brooks and Reba for older stuff and Jelly Roll and Luke Bryant for newer stuff on the country music side. No favorites in the christain music arena as I like it all really. Well, gospel and hymns can be tough to follow, but still like them just not as much as contemporary.
love murder mysteries, especially those with a medical or legal theme to them. Really like the kind that you start and can't put down until you know "who done it"!! Fast readers work well with my short attention span. I don't have a favorite author as I will read anyone. Some author's I have read in the past are Iris Johannson and Tess Gerritson. Also love James Patterson's legal thrillers! He has some page turners.
NCIS, CSI: Vegas, Law and Order (any of them), Bull and 911 are all great choices for me. I also watch the Chicago series on NBC, but not as faithfully as those listed previously. Just started watching the new Quantum Leap. Not sure if I like it yet, still too early on. Star Trek and Dr. Who are always great Sci Fi choices. Crime Drama shows are a great bet too! Shows like Forensic Files, 48 Hours, 20/20, and Dateline are awesome. Anything on Investigation Discovery Channel.
I currently am into papercrafting. Mostly ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and greeting cards. I have been making ATC's since 2018 and trade them all over the world on Facebook. I make greeting cards with a group of lady friends. We get together twice a month at someone's house. (a Stampin' Up demonstrator). That is the only time I make greeting cards as I only work on ATC's at home. I have a feeling that is going to change as I sign up for swaps, but I'm ok with that. I have my own craft room, which I love. I still overflow into the living room by a lot!! LOL!!
I have an extensive acrylic and rubber stamp collection. Almost a bookcase full of bins and binders full of stamp sets. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect stamp set because I can only use stamp images that fit into a 2.5" x 3.5" space (the size of the ATC). I also have an extensive collection of dies for my Sizzix Big Shot.
You could also say I collect stationary items such as note paper, postage stamps, and pens. Kinda goes along with the papercrafting I guess?
love Taco Bell, any mexican food in general really. I used to get the tostada, but they don't have it on their menu anymore. Was just there the other day and they have brought back the Mexican Pizza, which is close so I'm happy. Favorite drink would be Mountain Dew Baja Blast Zero. Mountain Dew Code Red and Venom are awesome choices too! Ok, I see a theme here. Let's just say any Mountain Dew flavor will do. LOL! Favorite sweet would have to be chocolate of course. I mean, what girl doesn't love chocolate? Skittles, Starbursts, jelly beans (any kind) and Sour Patch Kids are great second choices. Favorite teas include cinnamon and chai, but like fruity and mint too. I do not like Earl Grey tea or Breakfast tea.
curling up in my lazy boy chair and reading a good book is always fun. I can get lost for hours this way!!
Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Q4ROUSJX7CTH?ref=wlshare
Postcard Likes: Harry Potter, Disney, Coca-Cola, weird in some way (ex - 3D, odd shape), oversized, cows, cats and dogs, any animal really except those in dislikes, ocean and related (beach, shells, lighthouses, etc.), floral, poetry and quotes, recipes (food and drinks), fairies and fairy tale related, holiday related, inspirational, map cards, greetings from....,
Postcard Dislikes: advertising, bugs and insects, snakes, anime, coloring, homemade (unless swap calls for it), gothic or dark themed, day of the dead, a card where there is so much writing on the back that I can hardly write a message
Misc. Likes: Purple, blue and teal, hot pink are my favorite colors. Stationary, post cards, ATC's, lace and trimmings, buttons, charms and other small embellishments, writing pens of any color (really enjoy gel pens), tea (really like chai, plz no Earl Grey or Breakfast), religious items are welcome, journals and notebooks, pins of all sorts (the kind that go on a backpack, youngest collects them), stickers (especially the 3D ones), ribbon, murder mysteries, cows (black and white preferred) , cats and dogs (really any animal, NO bugs or insects, NO snakes), wallpaper samples, printed paper (small prints for my ATC's), Steampunk items, Disney items.
An extra list of things you can send me that Iโll love -Alice in Wonderland stuff -bath and body stuff -journals -purple things - washi tape -stickers -handmade things -pretty cards/envelopes (handmade are welcome) -post cards -inspirational items -art -ephemera -acrylic and rubber stamps -pretty postage stamps (used or new) -note/writing paper -mail art - seahorses - bee items- letter sets, mug rugs, murder mystery book
Misc. Dislikes: playing cards, hot chocolate, used postage stamps unless pretty, fabric scraps, unlined stationery, reward stickers, goth items, ATC backs
Wish list: stickers or labels with the swapbot envelope guy Ernie on it. I can't make them myself and can't find where to buy them, so I thought I would wish for them. :)
(copied from someone else's profile, but it put my words down exactly the way I feel) just an FYI... I truly enjoy the art of swapping. I always take the time to read my partners profile and see what I can create for them & what kind of goodies they like. Even when itโs โsenderโs choice โ. I always try to tailor my swaps to my partner as best I can. I want my partner to be really happy when they open my mail ๐๐ผ๐ฅณ I put a lot of time and effort into my swaps. I prefer quality & thoughtfulness over quantity ๐๐ผ thanks in advance :-)
I mark swaps sent AFTER I officially drop swap off at my post office.
I RATE my partner as soon as I have received their swap. I would appreciate the same. If you do not rate me, I don't know you received your swap.
I am very proud of my 5 rating!! I won't do anything on purpose to mess that up. So, Please contact me if you have not received your end. I usually send out my end of the swap prior to the due date. I will resend if necessary, but give it more than 2 weeks to get to you. My mail goes down to Jacksonville, FL before going anywhere else. I know, messed up system. But it its what we have to work with so please be patient.
Last updated 12 March, 2023
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Received your RAKS Only - RAK #1 (2oz Randomness) envie. What a fun packed sunshine envie! I absolutely love everything. The foreign money ephemera, washi stickers/tape, tags, labels, cards....love it all. Wonderful RAK - thank you so much ๐ฟ๏ธ๐งก๐ฟ๏ธ.
Thank you so so much for the generous and thoughtful RAK! It definitely made my day, you picked great items for me :) hopefully we cross paths again! (send to the person above you)
Forgot to mention the tag these were sent to me for - Cheap Postage - pay it back ๐
Patricia, these shaped paperclips are wonderful! I've never seen them before - I'll definitely have to look up the Paper Studio company. Thank you so much for your generosity. Many hearts given to you ๐ฅฐ
Thank you for the Stamps.com RAK # 1. Raks only USA group! I also love the extra stickers you sent as well, too me! Thanks a bunch!
Thank you for my RAKS Only USA Dec wishes of planner stickers and kiddie stickers. My son is going to love the Paw Patrol stickers. That is his favorite show since he was a newborn.
Thank you for the RAKS ONLY USA wish you sent of a map. So cute! Happy holidays! ๐
Thank you so much for the poem postcard wish granted! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! RAKSOUSA
Thank you so much for the RAKS only USA wish for global stamps, which I can ALWAYS use, LOL, and the happy mail stickers!
Thanks so much for the Who likes tag! I cant wait to use those softening socks! Have a wonderful week! <3